Michael Chandler warns Tony Ferguson about his call to the UFC
“I will beat you from bell to bell, pray for a merciful referee!” : Michael Chandler warns Tony Ferguson of his appeal and admits he only respects his rival because of his “mandate” and not his “current status”
- Michael Chandler talked about a possible fight with Conor McGregor this week
- Tony Ferguson quickly weighed in on the debate and threw his name in the hat
- Chandler has publicly expressed his respect, but only for Ferguson’s long career
- He warned his fellow UFC star that he would beat him ‘bell to bell’
Michael Chandler gave Tony Ferguson a short spare this week when his UFC rival suggested the possibility of facing him inside the Octagon.
Speaking to social media this week, Chandler came up with the idea of taking on mixed martial arts’ biggest star, Conor McGregor. Which didn’t go down well with Ferguson at all.
Chandler had tweeted that fans wanted to see him take on the Irishman, while tagging Conor McGregor for good measure in hopes ‘The Notorious’ would sign up.
Michael Chandler hit back at Tony Ferguson after his recent public appeal
Seeing the exchange, Ferguson replied: ‘Here’s my b****!
“UFC relayed your message saying you’ll be ready for me in April/June. Looks like you’re trying to delay this bullshit I owe you for cutting the line, kid.
“It’s wrestling season, MF. Standing man – Champ.’
Ferguson made a huge display of Chandler’s willingness to fight someone else, likely as a public humiliation tactic.
Ferguson (pictured) accused Chandler of trying not to face him
Taking the bait, Chandler quickly replied, ‘Oh Tony. There’s only a handful of guys in this game that I really respect… you’re one of them.
“Only because of your tenure, not your stature or current presence in the division. I’ll beat you from bell to bell. Pray for a merciful ref. We’ll see if that fight takes place.
Chandler clearly has his eye on McGregor’s situation, given the Dubliner is set to return after a broken leg he suffered in his trilogy fight with rival Dustin Poirier.
McGregor is set to be back competing in Dana White’s Octagon in July, and fighters are lining up to take on the biggest money-making star in the sport.
Despite multiple defeats in previous years, McGregor remains top of the list with current UFC titan Charles Oliveira still determined to fight him, despite protests from Justin Gaethje.
All eyes are on Conor McGregor who is set to return to the Octagon in July